Excess mortality related to alcohol and smoking among hospital-treated patients with psoriasis.

@article{Poikolainen1999ExcessMR,
  title={Excess mortality related to alcohol and smoking among hospital-treated patients with psoriasis.},
  author={Kari Poikolainen and Jaakko Karvonen and Eero I Pukkala},
  journal={Archives of dermatology},
  year={1999},
  volume={135 12},
  pages={1490-3}
}
BACKGROUND Psoriasis is seen as a disease that does not kill. However, it is associated with alcohol intake and smoking. Thus, there could be excess mortality due to causes related to alcohol intake and smoking among patients with psoriasis. DESIGN A cohort was identified from the nationwide Hospital Discharge Register from January 1, 1973, through December 31, 1984, and mortality was followed up for 22 years by linkage with the Cause-of-Death Register, from January 1, 1973, through December… CONTINUE READING

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